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La Cena del Depósito concession, Cerro Minado Mines, Cuesta Alta, Huércal-Overa, Almería, Andalusia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 22' 22'' North , 1° 57' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.37278,-1.95389
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

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Mineral List

85 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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5.333 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3141015
continental molasse

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{marl}, Minor{conglomerate,limestone,gypsum}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Tortonian - Serravallian
7.246 - 13.82 Ma

ID: 2500183

Age: Miocene (7.246 - 13.82 Ma)

Description: Conglomerate, calcarenite, reef limestone, sandstone and marl with turbidity layers

Lithology: Sandstone, conglomerate, clay; limestone and evaporites

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

66 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 3191036
Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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ARANA CASTILLO, R. (1972) : Investigaciones mineralogicas en Sierra Nevada. PhD report Grenada University.
CALVO, M. (2003a): Minerales y minas de España. Vol. I. Elementos. Departamento de Cultura, Juventud y Deporte. Diputación Foral de Álava
CALVO, M. (2003b): Minerales y minas de España. Vol II. Sulfuros y sulfosales. Departamento de Cultura, Juventud y Deportes. Diputacion Foral de Álava.
GRÖBNER, J. and FERNÁNDEZ PÉRIZ, M., A. (2003): Die Mineralien des Kupfer-Kobalt-Lagerstätten Molvizar und Cerro Minado in Andalusien, Spanien. Mineralien-Welt, 14(3), 44-53 (in German).
VIÑALS, J., CALVO, M., and MARTÍ, J. (2004): Parnauita, paratacamita y otros minerales secundarios de Cerro Minado, Almería. Revista de Minerales, 2, 5, 47-49.(in Spanish). Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya) and in English version (Mineral Up)
CALVO, M. (2006) : Minerales y minas de España. Vol III. Halogenuros. Departamento de Cultura, Juventud y Deportes. Diputación Foral de Álava
GRÖBNER, J. and FERNÁNDEZ PÉRIZ, M., A. (2006): Los minerales de los yacimientos de Cu y Co de Molvizar y Cerro Minado en Andalucia. Revista de Minerales, 3, 1, 48-56.(in Spanish). Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya) and in English version (Mineral Up)
GRÖBNER, J. and KOLITSCH, U. (2009): Zinkolivenit: Neue Fundstellen in Europa. Lapis 34 (3), 35-37 (in German).
VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., EYTIER C. & EYTIER J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23. Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
FAVREAU, G., EYTIER, C., EYTIER, J.R., and ESCANILLA, N. (2013): Cerro Minado, Huércal-Overa (Almería). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 121, 3-122 (in French)

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